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Western New Yorkers give back on Thanksgiving Day

Posted: 5:31 PM, Nov 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-28 17:47:31-05
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Western New Yorkers and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown gathered at Salvation Army in Buffalo on Thanksgiving day to serve food to those less fortunate.

“It warms my heart to see so many people in our community who do not only want to serve, but who are serving other members of the community,” Mayor Brown said.

Around 50 volunteers, some who traveled an hour, came to the Salvation Army on Main Street in Buffalo.

“They've sacrificed their own time with their families and friends to be able to join us here at the Salvation Army to make thanksgiving special for others in the community,” Lieutenant Annette Lock said.

Of those volunteers was 9 year old Jessey Mcackay and his 12 year old brother Jayson. Jayson has volunteered with Salvation Army in the past, but this was Jessey’s first time.

“I just wanna help ppl and serve food to people," Jessey said.

Both Jessey and Jayson were on drink duty and each said they wouldn't trade being here for anything else.

“I think it's good experience," Jayson said.

Though Thanksgiving is a big day to volunteer at the Salvation Army, volunteer opportunities at the Salvation army are available year round every Monday through Friday.